Italian court hears panicked call to Concordia captain from scared crew in flooded engine room

  • by: FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 12, 2013 - 10:00 AM

ROME — Panicking crewmen in the engine room of the rapidly flooding Costa Concordia repeatedly tried to convey to their captain how badly crippled the cruise ship was after it slammed into a reef, but their dramatic assessments apparently failed to convince the commander to promptly order the luxury liner's evacuation.

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